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  • Bernice Foust
    Program Assistant - Computing Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics
    Duke 209
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6257
    bfoust@elon.edu

    Bernice serves as the Program Assistant for the Computing Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics Department and assist with the Elon College Fellows program. She joined Elon University in August 1999 after working at Alamance Community College in the Registrar's Office for three years.  She also brings 17 years of supervision experience working at Kayser-Roth Hosiery as a supervisor.  She has been married to husband, Edward, for 31 years and have a daughter, Jessica '11.   In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, shopping and spending time with her family.  She is also very active in her church and community.

  • Ayesha Delpish
    Associate Professor of Statistics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Duke 209F
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6204
    adelpish@elon.edu

    Dr. Ayesha Delpish joined the Elon University in the Fall of 2005.  Dr. Delpish specializes in educational measurement & testing, and multivariate statistics, including Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reliability Theory, Item-Response Theory, and related quantitative methods. She is also very interested in understanding how students learn statisical concepts.

    Dr. Delpish regularly presents at state and national conferences for statistical and educational associations. A native of the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Dr. Delpish currently serves as the Chair of Department of Mathematics & Statistics.

  • Skip Allis
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 307B
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6250
    allisj@elon.edu

    Dr. Allis has been a member of the Mathematics (now Mathematics and Statistics) department at Elon since 1995 when he completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.  More recently he has been pursuing a PhD in Higher Education from UNCG.  His research interests are in developmental education at public community college, especially related to who teaches the courses.

    Skip's wife, Celeste, is the Dean of Mathematics and Science at Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, NC.  They have no children, but together they have 12 cats and are currently fostering kittens for the Guilford County Animal Shelter.  Skip enjoys watching sports, currently especially football and European soccer.

  • Crista Arangala
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 307F
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6249
    ccoles@elon.edu
    Specialty: Teacher Scholar

    Dr. Crista Arangala is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Elon University.

    She received degrees from Allegheny College, PA, and the University of Cincinnati. She is a numerical analyst with interests in partial differential equations and inverse problems but currently focuses much of her energy on undergraduate research. Upon coming to Elon in 2000, she mentored over 25 students in undergraduate research projects, many of which are related to applied linear algebra. Dr. Arangala is very interested in inquiry learning both in and outside of the classroom.  She is the co-director (and co-founder) of the Elon Traveling Science Center, where Elon undergraduate students develop science and math exhibits for both local and international exhibitions.

     

     

     

  • Chad Awtrey
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 209E
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6299
    cawtrey@elon.edu
    Specialty: Number theory, undergraduate research

    Dr. Awtrey joined Elon University in 2010 after completing his graduate work at Arizona State University. His main research interests lie in algebraic number theory, p-adic fields, and computational Galois theory.

    A passionate proponent of undergraduate research, Dr. Awtrey regularly engages undergraduates in problems related to his research program, and he fosters a commitment in his students to disseminate their work through publications and national/regional presentations. His work in mentoring undergraduate research has been recognized with a grant from the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics.

    A dedicated teacher-scholar, Dr. Awtrey received the Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award while at Arizona State in 2008, and he was chosen as a 2010 national Project NExT fellow. Dr. Awtrey's SoTL research on Writing to Learn and Writing in the Disciplines has been supported by a generous grant through Elon University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

    Dr. Awtrey's Homepage.

  • James Beuerle
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 209B
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6284
    jbeuerle@elon.edu

    I have been a member of the Math and Statistics department since 2000. I did my graduate work in group theory, where I focused on Nonabelian Tensor Squares of p-Groups. I am currently (Fall 2012) teaching 2 sections of Calculus I and Discrete Structures. While not at school, I like spending time with my daughters Lauren and Rachel. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, woodworking, COOKING, playing golf; both the disc variety and ball variety, and reading science fiction novels. I am a member of the AMS, MAA, NCCTM, NCSM and USGA(golf).

  • Jeff Clark
    Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 307C
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6248
    clarkj@elon.edu

    I've been teaching mathematics at Elon since 1988, with a year off (1991-1992) for good behavior.

    Member:  American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America

  • Kirstie Doehler
    Assistant Professor of Statistics
    Duke 201A
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6473
    kdoehler@elon.edu

    Kirsten Doehler received her Ph.D. in Statistics from North Carolina State University and joined the Elon faculty in 2008. Her academic interests include nonparametric statistics, survival analysis, statistical consulting, statistics education, and attitudes toward statistics. She is originally from Rochester, New York but has lived in North Carolina since graduating from college. Kirsten ("Kirstie") very much enjoys spending time with her children and husband. She is also an avid runner and has registered for the Thunder Road Marathon in November, 2014.

    Please visit Kirsten Doehler's professional Web site to view more information and a full CV.

  • Mark Gebert
    Lecturer in Statistics
    Duke 307E
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5322
    mgebert@elon.edu
    Dr. Gebert comes to Elon after nineteen years of teaching probability and statistics and other, lesser mathematical topics at other postsecondary institutions, most recently the University of Kentucky in Lexington.  He loves travel, having visited over twenty-five countries--he and his wife spent 3 weeks in the summer of 2013 in China, where they were hosted by Shanghai University, each teaching their own course at that school's summer institute.  He has four sons:  Ellis, Nick, Phil, and Morgan--of whom he is very proud.
  • Todd Lee
    Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 307A
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6256
    tlee@elon.edu

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  • Excel Li
    Lecturer in Statistics
    Duke 209C
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6218
    qli@elon.edu

    Dr. Li joined Elon University in Fall 2012 after completing his Ph.D. degree at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His research focuses on developing hierarchical models, multiple comparisons in mixed models, Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation methodology, and unbalanced mixed models in missing data field.  He is interested in collaborating statistics with different subjects both in research and teaching. He spent the past 6 years to develop and apply his own teaching philosophy which to help students understanding statistics in a better way. Beside his professional interests, Dr. Li enjoys golfing, tennis, travelling, hanging out with Elon Faculty and friends, and spending time with his wife, Xiangyi, and his new born son, Aaron.

  • Jan Mays
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
    Duke 201C
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6297
    jmays@elon.edu

    A native North Carolinian, I came to Elon in 2003.  My main academic interests are in math education, statistics, and general studies.  I have mentored students in mathematics and math education research.

    I am a member of NCTM, MAA, AMTE, and NCCTM and have presented sessions at both NCTM and NCCTM conferences. 

     

  • Kristen Mazur
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    No Building Available
    Campus Box Elon, NC 27244

    kmazur@elon.edu
  • Janice Richardson
    Associate Professor of Mathematics and Education
    Duke 209A
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6255
    richards@elon.edu

    Janice Richardson is passionate about education and has spent most of her time at Elon University in service. She received the Outstanding Service Award in the School of Education in 2012 and has served as the math education program coordinator in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.. As Co-Investigator of an NSF Elon University Noyce Scholars grant, she is dedicated to recruitment of prospective mathematics teachers, research into best practices, and support of teachers during their induction years. Janice loves to travel. She spent the 1993 spring semester in London with Elon students and then when the opportunity came again in 2008, she taught and studied with students in Costa Rica. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing bridge, and conversational Spanish.

  • Lisa Rosenberg
    Senior Lecturer in Mathematics
    Duke 201B
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6244
    lrosenberg3@elon.edu

    Lisa Rosenberg, a Senior Lecturer, has been a faculty member in the Mathematics & Statistics Department since 2000.  She conducted her undergraduate and graduate work at Binghamton University, NY.  Before coming to Elon, Lisa held teaching positions at Binghamton High School, Montgomery County Community College, and Corning Community College.

    Lisa's teaching career focuses primarily on courses that satisfy the General Studies Requirement at Elon.  In addition, she works with pre-service elementary and middle grades students at Elon.

    In 2004, Lisa co-published a paper titled "Math and Education Faculty Working Together to Improve Content Knowledge for Pre-service Elementary Teachers", in the Proceedings from the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.

    Throughout her tenure at Elon, Lisa has presented at national conferences, edited many mathematics & statistics manuscripts, and chaired numerous committees.

    Lisa's academic honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key National Honor Society, and Pi Mu Epsilon.

  • Alan Russell
    Associate Professor of Mathematics and Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
    Belk Pavilion-Teaching&Learning 105
    2610 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6243
    russella@elon.edu
    Alan Russell is associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and associate professor of Mathematics. His research and publications focus on teaching and learning strategies using multiple software applications as well as origami manipulatives in the mathematics and statistics classrooms.  He has also published on the involvement of undergraduates seeking teaching licensure as co-investigators of teaching and learning projects.   Alan has a long history of leading professional development with both K-12 teachers and higher ed faculty on the use of multiple strategies and materials to enhance interactive classrooms.
  • Laura Taylor
    Assistant Professor of Statistics
    Duke 307D
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6493
    ltaylor18@elon.edu

    Dr. Laura Taylor has been at Elon University since Fall 2008.  She is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and serves the department as the Statistics Program Coordinator.  Dr. Taylor primarily teachers courses in the Statistics major.  Her research interests include statistics education and recurrent competing risks.

  • Helen Walton
    Instructor in Mathematics
    Duke 209D
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-6242
    walton@elon.edu

    Helen Walton joined the math department in 1984. She teaches developmental and freshman level courses. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she was actively involved in preparing the successful application to shelter a chapter on the Elon campus. The new chapter was installed in April, 2010, and she currently serves as Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian.

    She has three children. Her oldest son, Drew, is an engineer for Hewlett Packard in California. Her daughter, Charlotte, is the Chief Financial Officer for Merge Records in Durham. Her younger son, Jeff, is a planner for the City of Wilmington. All are married, and Drew has three children.

    Professor Walton has been actively involved with several community organizations. Her passion is historic preservation, and she served as chairman of the Burlington Historic Preservation Commission for many years. She is a founding member of the board of directors of the Textile Heritage Museum, located north of Burlington. Additionally, she serves as the Secretary of the Administrative Council of Front Street United Methodist Church.

  • Karen Yokley
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics
    Duke 307G
    2320 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
    (336) 278-5866
    kyokley@elon.edu

    Karen Yokley received her Ph.D. in applied mathematics with a concentration in computational mathematics from North Carolina State University in 2005.  Immediately following the completion of her Ph.D., Dr. Yokley worked as a post-doctoral fellow in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency until she joined the Elon University faculty in 2008.  Her primary research focus is modeling biological systems with ordinary differential equations, but she also is very interested in connections between art and mathematics.  She has published her research in multiple journals, including Bulletin of Mathematical Biology and Risk Analysis.  Dr. Yokley’s husband, Dr. Nicholas Luke, is also an applied mathematician, and they have one son (who may or may not follow in his parents’ mathematical footsteps).